Why Christianity Must Change or Die

Why Christianity Must Change or Die

A Bishop Speaks to Believers in Exile : A New Reformation of the Church's Faith and Practice

Book - 1998
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Not since Martin Luther has a leader risen from within the church to call for a more powerful reformation than that found in the pages of this book. Here John Shelby Spong integrates his compelling stands on the Bible, Jesus, sin, and morality into an intelligible creed that today's thinking Christians can embrace. While Bishop Spong has for many years called upon Christians to confront issues ranging from the role of women in the church and the unfair treatment of homosexuals to the perils of fundamentalism, this important book marks the first time he has offered a unified vision of authentic Christian belief that can live in the third millennium. Building on his bestselling books Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism and Living in Sin?, Bishop Spong proposes a Christianity based on a whole new way of thinking, premised upon justice and love rather than judgment and literal-minded readings of the Bible. Arguing that fundamentalism is incompatible with true Christian faith - and exploring the future of ethics, prayer, and Christianity itself - Spong's manifesto is both the summation of his life's work and a guide for every reader searching for a reasoned, just, and loving faith.
Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSan Francisco, [1998]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1998
ISBN: 9780060675363
0060675365
Branch Call Number: Philosophy & Religion 230 Spo

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Dec 07, 2015

Every one of Bishop Spong's books (24 as of 2015) should be required reading for every believer on the planet, as well as those of ex-fundamentalist preachers Bart Ehrman and Dan Barker. This is especially true for the 'religious illuminati' of every tribe right up to their believer-in-chief whatever their title is - like pope. Unfortunately, many of them like Anglican apologizer Alister McGrath have a history of attacking Spong's theology, so, never mind. These people will have to pass before a new generation can even begin to accept that many of the beliefs of all sanctimonius illuminati are nothing more than fairy tales as German Catholic professor Uta Ranke-Heinemann calls them, at least the Christian ones.

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